Before what?! Though the mighty Budos Band released a few 45s and a 12″ since the coming of their fourth studio album, Burnt Offering, it’s been a solid four years since we’ve seen a substantial output by this exceptional nonet. Released back in October of 2004, BO carries with it the monsters, Magnus Mountain and the title track, Burnt Offering (both singles). Though I’m partial to 2005’s The Budos Band and 2010’s The Budos Band III, Burnt Offering sees a level of maturity that only emphasizes the raw, instrumental force conjured up by this insanely talented group. We encourage you to acquire each of their records, and to play them at top volume.